Posts tagged "diy"

Shocker: DIY Braces Will Make Your Teeth Fall Out

Way back when I was a wee lass, I really, really wanted a retainer. I’m not sure why. Maybe some older, cool girl at school had one and I came to associate the metal line through her smile as, like, chic or something. Anyway, my best friend and I would use paperclips to DIY our…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 13, 2015

Home Inspiration: 9 DIY Indoor Gardening Tutorials

Being short on outdoor space doesn’t mean you’re doomed to a treeless life of concrete and stuffy air. Try out some of these indoor gardening techniques to turn your home into your very own mini-jungle!

Claire Hannum / May 5, 2015

Thanks, I Made It Myself: 21 Chalkboard Paint Crafts To Art Up Your Home

Chalkboard paint solves a lot of different problems at once: It’s a cheap and easy way to decorate, it allows you to re-decorate with the swipe of a cloth, and it can any object or space more practical or more useful. Check out these chalkboard paint tutorials for inpiration and instructions on how to make…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 2, 2015

20 Uber-Festive, Modern DIY Holiday Decorations

I hate spending money on decorations of almost any kind. I paid enough attention in art class that I can handle a hot glue gun and there’s a dollar store down the street, so to me, paying $15 for one decoration seems like a giant rip-off. If, like me, you’re a holiday season enthusiast but…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 3, 2014

10 DIY Gifts For Kids, Because Toys Are Too Damn Expensive

I know what it’s like to be broke and have kids to shop for during the holidays: It’s impossible to know what to get them in the first place, and then when you do find out what toys they want, they’re Lego sets that cost $200. No, sir. That is an expense for Santa.

Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 2, 2014

The DIY Bible: 33 Recipes For All Of Your Cosmetics, Beauty & Home Care Needs (With A Shopping List!)

So ya wanna go all-natural, eh? Tired’a lookin’ around for recipes, ehhh?

Well here you go! There are about a million reasons to DIY your makeup, self care, and home care routines and it gets even cheaper the more you make (these recipes will bring your cost down up to 95 percent), a…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / September 29, 2014

Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: Read The Latest Haruki Murakami, Watch “Love Is Strange” & Make Risotto

Activities are wonderful, but sometimes, it’s fine to want to shut the world out for a couple of days, and make some serious time for you. Don’t be afraid of FOMO, either. There will always be another party, another pub crawl, another picnic. The time you’ll spend indulging in the things you want to do,

Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 31, 2014

Tried & Tested: 10 Hippie Beauty Treatments

Beauty products are the one thing that I waste my money on. Give me a hundred bucks and plop me in the nearest Duane Reade, and I’m happy as a pig in shit, wandering the aisles, Googling face cream comparisons, debating the merits of serums. I love beauty products for the breathless and inspirational lies they tell. Thi…

Megan Reynolds / August 5, 2014

Here Is Your Solution To Biking With A Skirt On

For those of us sick of worrying about flashing everyone while biking in a skirt, Johanna Holtan and her friends have found the solution we’ve all been waiting for. Penny In Yo Pants is their method for MacGyvering a nifty button to keep your skirt intact using a penny and a rubber band. The ladie…

Claire Hannum / July 11, 2014

12 DIY Ways To Upgrade Your Summer Sandals

Guys, I live for sandal season. — they’re the next best thing to going completely barefoot. While I typically rock flip-flops the minute the temperatures hit 65 degrees, I’m excited about all the DIY possibilities sandals offer. Now, you’re not going to want to take a hot glue gun to your Lanvin flat sandals of…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 8, 2014

3 Fun DIYs For Your Fourth Of July Barbecue

Approximately 98.64 percent of Americans will barbeque this weekend (that’s a fabricated statistic, but I don’t think I’m off by much) in celebration of Independence Day. Usually, I’m not the type to decorate for an afternoon grill session, choosing to focus all my energy on the food and booze, but for the 4th of July,…

Sophie Leon / July 3, 2014

8 Craft Stores To Shop At Instead Of Hobby Lobby

I learned about sweatshops towards the end of junior high and I remember being deeply troubled. A burgeoning activist, I decided to boycott all clothing stores that sold products made in sweatshops. A quick AOL internet search (#old) revealed that my boycott would actually be incredibly difficult — if not impossible — given that I…

Phylisa Wisdom / July 3, 2014

40 Itty Bitty, Super Easy Ways To Help Save The Earth

It’s easy to feel helpless when it comes to helping the environment. People tend to get caught up in the idea that our actions don’t matter in the grand scheme of things, so why bother? But the truth is, if we all just made a few small changes, we could make a huge difference. That’…

Your Face Wash Is Fish Poison — Make Your Own Instead!

Hey guys, good news! The microbeads in your face wash are poison! Oh, wait, that’s terrible news, never mind.
You might have heard that Illinois banned microbeads from cosmetics and cleansers last week, and New York and California are right on our heels. It turns out – in an extraordinarily logical turn that really we…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / June 27, 2014

Thanks, I Made It Myself: 8 DIY Projects For Grown-Up Flower Girls

I am an unapologetic flower freak. I spend an exorbitant amount of money on bouquets year-round, post pictures of them on Instagram with captions like, “Spring blooms <3″ (I know I’m the worst), and would decorate my house in a floor-to-ceiling floral motif in a hot minute if my boyfriend would let me. For now,…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 26, 2014

7 Reasons You Should Try Making Your Own Makeup

My best friend has been on a bit of a homesteading, make-everything-yourself kick lately. Every time I call her and ask what she’s doing, she replies with, “Oh, just whipping up a fresh batch of nut butter!” or “Melting some coconut oil to make my own deodorant. Want me to make some for you?” So…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 25, 2014

How To Have A DIY Spa Day That Feels Like The Real Thing

How does someone who works at a spa treat themselves when they need a little TLC? A DIY home spa day, of course! Having created countless spa days for clients, I’ve concocted two of my own at-home spa day menus that will give you a much-needed dose of relaxation and bliss whether you have a…

Aileen Cady / June 18, 2014

13 Healthy, Beautifying, Money-Saving & Sexy Ways To Use Coconut Oil

We love coconut oil! Not only does it taste oh-so-delicious, it’s also super healthy and can be used in place of many conventional body care products. Since we also love the earth and saving money, swapping out coconut oil for traditional products is a no-brainer. From cooking to skincare to hair treatments to mouthwash, the…

Thanks, I Made It Myself: DIY Wall Art For Non-Artists

As much as my inner Montessori teacher wants to be like, “We are all artists!”, I know that many people feel much more comfortable around an angry skunk than a paintbrush. But! Lack of artistic experience or natural aptitude shouldn’t keep you from creating some fabulous DIY art for your home. Click through for some seriously easy…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 19, 2014
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